Webcast: A Technological Boost for Weak Health Systems and Maternal and Child Health, with E-Health

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On November 24, 2011 at 2pm EST, IDRC is hosting a conversation with Dr Richard Gakuba, director of eHealth in Rwanda’s Ministry of Health.

Improving maternal and child health is a key aim of the Millennium Development Goals. Health systems in most developing countries are not up to task, however, and resources to improve them are scarce. Dr Gakuba believes that information technology could help these countries overcome the challenges healthcare systems face. Drawing on Rwanda’s wide experience with these technologies, he will discuss how they can help deliver better care and save lives.

Dr. Gakuba has been spearheading the development of eHealth in Rwanda. He led the process of developing a five-year national eHealth strategy, and is now leading its implementation. The eHealth strategy involves deploying various technologies from the central to the remotest areas of the country.

This event is free but seating is limited, so please register.

IDRC’s Science and Innovation for a Better World speakers’ series, presents IDRC-funded researchers whose ground-breaking work in developing countries is shaping our common future.

French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available.

If you can’t join in person, watch the live webcast at www.idrc.ca/events-gakuba (at 2 p.m. Ottawa time). Questions may be submitted during the talk and will be answered as time permits. There is no need to register to join the webcast. To attend the event in person, register here.